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K1200s rear wheel hugger

Postby jdevarie on Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:39 pm

Hello all, I have noticed a good amount of dirt accumulating near the rear shock. I figure it could be fixed by installing some kind of rear wheel hugger.
Can anyone recommend one? Are there any pics available? If they exist, are they difficult to install?

thanks in advance

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Postby ®win on Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:12 pm

Check this.
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this

They look like simple bolt-on accessories.
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Postby kralties on Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:58 pm

I have the Ilmberger rear hugger installed for the last year,the product was very easy to install and the finish is really good,it keeps a lot of the dirt off the suspension and under parts of the bike.
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Postby Ricbob on Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:33 pm

Another vote for the CF Ilmberger. Great quality and looks terrific.
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Postby Eka on Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:50 pm

And makes awful noise in bumbs, when it raddle against torque arm. :evil:
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Postby spnorm on Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:12 am

Eka wrote:And makes awful noise in bumbs, when it raddle against torque arm. :evil:


Easily cured with by fitting a small rubber pad :wink:
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Postby Eka on Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:14 am

I have that, but still it raddles. I live in the center and around is streets made from copplestones. I have that aftermarket torque bar, which is a little bit wider and made it even worse. But i have an idea for that, let's see...
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Postby Jim Panzee on Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:42 pm

For those of us in the UK, Pyramid Plastics are just about to start production of an ABS plastic hugger in either black satin or carbon, with an alloy bracket. I think prices start at £110.
Not as 'bling' as the Ilmberger but very nice and understated.
I'll let you know when they're available...

I think Shiva had a Pyramid hugger on Nandi and that looked good.
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Postby spnorm on Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:10 am

jim pansie wrote:For those of us in the UK, Pyramid Plastics are just about to start production of an ABS plastic hugger in either black satin or carbon, with an alloy bracket. I think prices start at £110.
Not as 'bling' as the Ilmberger but very nice and understated.
I'll let you know when they're available...

I think Shiva had a Pyramid hugger on Nandi and that looked good.


Here's a photo http://www.nippynormans.com/prodinfo.as ... 0&mitem=73 - not too sure about the "styling"...
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Postby Noël on Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:46 am

Seems to need drilling swingarm ???

I don't like this way...
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Postby Jim Panzee on Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:00 pm

NO, NO, NO!!!!

That 'thing' Nippy Normans sell is the SKIDMARX hugger, not the Pyramid (which isn't available yet). I couldn't possibly say what a pile of crap it is 'cos I might get sued!!!

And yes, I do believe you have to drill the swing-arm, and use a jubilee clip of all things, to fit the Skidmarx. :(

That's why Pyramid's is going to be similar to the Ilmberger. :D
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Postby andy griff on Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:09 pm

Just to put the record straight. The Skidmarx hugger. They do a CF version for £110. You do not need to drill the swinging arm - there are two brackets provided, one of which clamps around the offside swing arm but is unobtrusive when the hugger is fitted.


I have one of these in CF and felt it was much better value than a £200 thing that does the same job i.e keep crap off the shock and linkage.

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Postby jdevarie on Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:51 pm

Thanks to all for the replies. I did noticed that most of them will require the removal of the rear tire. Is this the case?

thanks again in advance.
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Postby Eka on Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:50 am

It's possible to assemble that Ilmberger hugger without removing the rear wheel, but you have to move the bike to reach every screws. If you don't have center stand or other to put the rear up, then just try that way.
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Postby TAZ on Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:24 pm

Hi guys the pyramid hugger is realy good ive been testing thehugger for pyramid and the designer its realy solid and its not carbon!!!! shud be out in the next few weeks :wink:
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Postby spnorm on Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:03 am

TAZ wrote:Hi guys the pyramid hugger is realy good ive been testing thehugger for pyramid and the designer its realy solid and its not carbon!!!! shud be out in the next few weeks :wink:


Great news - I guess it's the same as their R1200GS version Image
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